In several occasions, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, commended the key role of UAE ambassadors abroad, praising their efforts in enhancing bilateral relations between the UAE and other countries in the world, and the progress such relations witness. He also expressed appreciation for their efforts in enriching the diplomatic performance, and asserting the importance of continuing work on the same level.
The UAE holds an influential position in several international and regional organizations, and have many friends all over the world. We look forward to bolstering our relations with the fast growing countries, such as India, Russia, China, Brazil and South Africa." H.H Sheikh Abdullah said.
Upon meeting the UAE's ambassadors and representatives in several regional and international organizations on August 8th, 2011, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of UAE said: "The success of our foreign policy is one of the major achievements of the UAE. A success based on the pillars laid by the late leader Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan."
While H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, said: "The UAE extends a hand of integrity, peace and giving to the countries and people of the world, building bridges of understanding between our people and others, especially in the poor countries which we, as a leadership, seek to provide with the essentials of good life through humanitarian initiatives that focus on health and education; the main factors of social stability and welfare."
Meanwhile, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces asserted "the importance of diplomacy and its role in supporting connection and collaboration with other countries of the world." His highness further called for "highlighting the UAE's leading position and its economic development, as well as its values of co-existence and tolerance and human interaction, to open the doors for more fruitful collaboration with all other countries in the world." He also noted that "since its establishment, the UAE has adopted a well-balanced policy towards regional and international issues, which has earned utmost respect and appreciation, and made the country an influential player on various international settings."